The Italian men’s volleyball team is back in a World final after 24 years of waiting. An exceptional result for a young group, full of talent and determination. A result perhaps difficult to predict on the eve of the event but which, with a tournament at the limit of perfection, Simone Giannelli and companions managed to achieve.
The captain was the first to speak after the final whistle on Sky’s microphones: “It is incredible what we have done, I did not think it was possible to win 3-0 against this Slovenia. They have played three consecutive European finals (actually three of the last four, ed) and I know how strong they are. I have many friends in Slovenia and I am almost disappointed because I expected more but obviously I am happy for us and for the result ”.
“We are a young team – continued the setter – I think a great future awaits us but now we need to focus on the present. Tomorrow we will have the final, we will have to try to rest a little, sleep well because it will be a very difficult match. We will try to give our best ”.
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After the joy for the result, the concentration for tomorrow’s final against the hosts of Poland immediately: “We just have to think about playing a good game, a good volleyball to do battle in every possible way. Playing in this arena with all this crowd will be incredible and special, even if they will cheer on our opponents. This is obvious and okay, we will try to fight ”.CopyAMP code.
Finally, the captain reiterated that the journey is not yet over: “We still don’t know how we won but tomorrow we will try to take the last step as well. Tomorrow will be very difficult even against the Polish fans. But we are here and we will try to play our cards “.